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Anyone add front Timbrens to there Tacoma

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by BD1, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

    If so, do u like them & do u have pics. Or any other light duty truck
     
  2. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    You don't need or want them. Your objective is not to keep the suspension from sinking when lifting the plow, just to be able to carry the thing safely. No amount of extra-big bump stops will stop it from bottoming out when you take a hard bump too fast. You're running with an extra 500 pounds on the front, just take it easy and you'll be fine.
     
  3. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758


    By your logic, my 99 tahoe that rests on the bump stops when the plow is up doesn't need a suspension aid to regain some ground clearance?
     
  4. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Sounds like you are suffering from one of the folowing;
    Worn out springs,
    Too heavy of a plow.

    Keeping in mind, of course, that ANY plow could be too heavy for that minivan.
     
  5. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

    I had them on my 97 and 04 Tacomas and would use them again. The 04 was lifted a little bit and the Timbrens didn't do much as the front was already pretty stiff, but I made a little spacer and they helped a bit. Don't know what plow you're carrying or how much it weighs though and they may not be worth it. You can get by with or without them, but they do help avoid some squat with a heavier plow.
     
  6. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

    Bought a SnowDogg MD75
     
  7. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

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  8. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

    I found a set for $150 shipped, so I just put them on. Did not put the plow on but went for a ride, seemed ok, will report back once a put the plow on & try plowing.
     
  9. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Nice, it's good to hear real world feedback for future tacoma owners. Will definitely help hold the front when stacking, and will help keep the plow frame from bottoming out on rough surfaces.

    Pics?
     
  10. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

  11. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

    The stock ones had about 3/4" or 1" gap, the timbrens touch when just sitting. Here is where I got them. They are easy to change, I sprayed kroil on them, jack the truck about 2 or 3 inches & just grab the rubber with channel locks & unscrew them, screw the new ones on.
    http://www.easternmarine.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Timbren
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2013
  12. affekonig

    affekonig Senior Member
    Messages: 909

  13. BD1

    BD1 Member
    Messages: 85

    Got to use the plow for the first time today & the timbrens worked great. No issues so far without the plow on.
     
  14. jasonv

    jasonv PlowSite.com Addict
    from kannada
    Messages: 1,114

    Except that now, you're *always bottomed out*.
     
  15. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Not a problem in most people's minds. Leave this fine gentleman and his thread alone.

    BD1, looks good, that extra ground clearance will definitely help clear obstacles like curbs and such. Won't hurt when stacking either.